Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3555 posts, RR: 30 Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 772 times:
Do you think those planes come overnight Ray Chuang? The NW Dc10s WILL be around for awhile. Also, the 727 fleet replacements are already on order. The next fleet planning NW will do is to replace the DC9s, which won't be for awhile, and the older 742s.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7695 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 771 times:
Actually, if NW wants to kill two birds with one stone , I think they should seriously look at buying a combination of 772ER and 773ER. That way, they can put the D10's and 742's FINALLY out to pasture.
This means the 772ER's will be on routes to Europe and the 773ER's will be on routes to Asia.
We may see a little bit down the road NW ordering the 764ER for USA transcon/US West Coast-Hawaii routes and very likely the A318 as DC-9 replacements.
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3555 posts, RR: 30 Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 701 times:
Can the 773 fill the capasity NW needs to Japan? Those 747s are always full! Also, some of their 747-200s are relatively new. I agree, while the DC10 is a beautiful bird, NW could improve its already great reliability and cut costs if they operated the 777 or something of the like. I love airbus, but personally would love to see the 777 replace the DC10s... how sexy would that bird be in the red tails? Someones point of NW taking the TWA 318s is an interesting and great point. That could accelarate the departure of the DC9, which is a great a/c for NW, but a bit long in the tooth.
But, lets wait patiently and see what REALLY happens.